SAN FRANCISCO — Nolan Arenado‘s first residence run of the season was an elixir for the Rockies.

The third baseman’s three-run, fifth-inning launch off Giants left-hander Derek Holland on Sunday afternoon was an enormous second in Colorado’s 4-Zero victory. It not solely allowed the Rockies to “exhale,” as supervisor Bud Black stated, it equipped Rockies starter German Marquez with a snug cushion as Marquez took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.

“I felt like I had some actually good at-bats right now — good high quality,” stated Arenado, who hit his first residence run after 61 at-bats, the longest drought to start out a season in his profession. “I walked twice and I simply tried to get a pitch over the plate. Fortunately, (Holland) missed over the plate and I used to be in a position to put an excellent swing on it. It felt superb.”

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Arenado now has 25 profession homers in opposition to the Giants, second-most amongst lively gamers behind Matt Kemp’s 26. His 11 homers at Oracle Park are tied with Paul Goldschmidt for essentially the most by an lively opposing participant.

Relating to Arenado, Giants supervisor Bruce Bochy stated: “He’s not the man you need to face with two guys on, and he received an excellent pitch to deal with there.”

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Masters temper. After the Rockies misplaced their eighth consecutive sport Saturday, veteran first baseman Mark Reynolds recommended that the Rockies wanted one thing to chill out them and take their thoughts off shedding. It turned out that watching Tigers Woods win his fifth Masters title may need been simply the ticket.

The gamers watched intently within the clubhouse after which let loose a roar when Woods sunk the ultimate putt on the 18th inexperienced.

Supervisor Bud Black agreed {that a} TV golf break was an excellent factor.

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